Skillet Shrimp

Taken from the June edition of Southern Living magazine this dish is quick, easy and impressive. My only comment would be: don’t skip the lemon zest, it  fuses all the flavors together in a surprising way!   1 bunch scallions 12 ounces medium-size peeled deveined raw shrimp 2 tsp. lemon zest (from 1 lemon) 1 … Continue reading

Limoncello Cheesecake Squares

From Giada’s Family Dinners book, and I quote: “Refreshing, light, and decadent, these squares are a cross between mini cheesecakes and everyone’s favorite lemon bars.   Nonstick cooking spray 8 ounces purchased biscotti 6 Tbsp. (3/4 stick) unsalted butter, melted 3 Tbsp. grated lemon zest 1 (12 ounce) container fresh whole-milk ricotta cheese, drained 2 … Continue reading

Vegetable Lo Mein

The other day, while too hot to garden, was perfectly suited to jumping in the convertible and shopping. One of our stops was at Barnes and Noble bookstore where I let Sandy know I wouldn’t be buying any more cookbooks. I have plenty. But, one meander through the bargain section and I had collected an … Continue reading

Basque Garlic Soup

This recipe comes from the January 2019 edition of Food & Wine Magazine, and it meets both my requirements: easy and incredibly flavorful. So, here you go! 4 oz. high-quality baquette 1/2 cup olive oil, divided 1 garlic head (about 12 cloves), peeled and finely chopped 1 heaping Tbsp. smoked Spanish paprika 8 cups homemade … Continue reading